Eureka! Apex 3XT
Good deal for the money. It's spacious for two, just…
Source: received it as a personal gift
Good deal for the money. It's spacious for two, just big enough for three, but the dual vestibules help greatly with gear storage. Best for medium use backpacking. Would definitely recommend it to a friend.
- Ease of setup, one person can do after practice quickly
- Quite weather proof
- Good ventilation
- Fabric is slightly vulnerable to tears and punctures
Love this tent. After two years it's still our go-to on most trips. I am a Boy Scout leader and we use this tent backpacking 3+ seasons. It sheds wind and rain well, while still having good ventilation.
Easy traditional two pole setup, can be set up by one person quickly after practice. Luxurious for two people, but does fit three nicely with plenty of vestibule space on either side for gear.
Only downfall is it doesn't seem too durable as far as thickness and puncture resistance. We've had ours two years and use it heavily, it has about five patches on it already. Not too bad for averaging six to eight trips a year and most of those being longer than three nights. I think it would be excellent if the fabric was a few mils thicker! Definitely buy the footprint for it to save your floor.
Guying options are there for higher winds and it isn't too noisy if some flapping does occur without guying. I would also bring along four extra stakes also, not sure if we didn't get all those needed. Our package came with four, which is fine to stake out the fly, but not having four points staked down in high wind on the tent proper seems silly.
On the whole we love this tent and would recommend it.
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Description of Eureka Apex 3XT FG TentAround the globe and across the street, Eureka has been bringing families and friends together in the outdoors for more than 100 years. Their field-proven tents, shelters and sleeping bags are ready to take on everything from the rigors of an Everest expedition to the rowdiness of a backyard sleepover. With innovative features, the products are designed for a lifetime of use, providing the comfort that makes it easy for you to enjoy life outdoors.Multi-purpose, lightweight, 3 person, 3 season compact tent with two mesh doors and two full-coverage vestibules.FeaturesSleeps 3Floor Size 76 x 66Pack Size 6 x 24Min Weight 8 lbs. 4 oz.3 SeasonsTent Area 48.75 sq. ft.Center Height 4 32 Fiberglass pole rectangular dome tent with 13.93 sq front 13.93 sq back ft of vestibule storageDurable, shockcorded, freestanding fiberglass frame and ring and pinpole pocket assembly2 side opening door panels are constructed entirely of no-see-um mesh to maximize air flow insidePoke-out vent in side wall allows the option of additional ventilation when needed4 interior storage pockets keep essential items handyArchitectureFrame 9.5 mm FiberglassVents 4Doors 2 w HiLow ventingWindows 2Vestibules 2Vestibule Area 13.93 sq. ft. eachAdditional FeaturesGear Loft 1 includedFlashlight Loop 1Storage Pockets 4FabricWall 75D 190T polyester taffeta, 800mm coateduncoatedFly 75D 190T polyester taffeta, 800mmFloor 75D 190T polyester taffeta, 800mmMesh 40D No-see-um
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The Eureka Apex 3 XT is a roomy 3 person tent with 2 doors, 2 vestibules and great ventilation. The sturdy shockcorded fiberglass frame is durable and packs down to a manageable size. Both doors and the back wall of the tent are no-see-um mesh for great ventilation and stargazing opportunities. Two vestibules provide cover for excess gear and allow for great venting in the rain by shielding the mesh on the doors. An additional poke out wall vent provides even more ventilation options. The full coverage, factory sealed fly all but guarantees a snug night and a great trip.Sleeps 3All main fly and floor seams are factory sealed2 large, 'D' style doors for easy and convenient exit & entry2 generous storage vestibules (13.81 sq ft each)Bathtub floor keeps seams taut and high off the ground for superior protectionFree standing design is simple to set up and take down.Sturdy shockcorded fiberglass frameMulti-coated polyester fly covers non-closable roof and wall ventsPoke out vent in sidewall provides additional ventilation when needed2 mesh gear pockets for internal storage, clothes line loops and flashlight loopHi/Low venting options on each side help keep the tent comfortable2 windows and 1 mesh roof vent provides excellent ventilationTwin track zippers for separate operation windows in the doorsFREE - Gear Loft -Included - great for additional storage & organization - and it's FREEFitted nylon footprint is availableAll clip set up provides a fast & easy set up every timePost & grommet pole to tent attachmentAll carry bags and stakes includedIncludes interior storage pockets and lantern loopExternal guy points for stormy weatherFire retardantImport
The Eureka 3XT tent features versatile fiberglass 2 pole dome tents are ideal for those less demanding adventures. Unique fly design offers protected wet weather performance or can be rotated 180 degrees for easier tent access in fair conditions
A tetra-pack of wine, some warm sleeping bags, and the Eureka Apex 3XT Tent 3-Person 3-Season Tent--what more do you need for a relaxing weekend well away from the bustle of civilization' This compact, lightweight tent sets up easily and offers plenty of space for you, your pal, and your very happy dog to settle in for a night of sleeping alfresco.